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Latest update : 2014-06-13

French rail workers strike over proposed reforms

This week, employees of France's rail network down tools as train strikes cause misery for commuters. Also, the moral quandary of euthanasia is back on the agenda: a French medic is in the dock for what some have called "mercy killings". And Victor Hugo’s "Lucrezia Borgia" graces the stage at the Comedy Française with a familiar face, making for a cross-dressing leading lady.

By Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Laure WAGNER , Charles BOBE

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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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2017-06-09 nuclear power

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era

The nuclear industry remain central to France. The country has 19 power plants and 58 reactors. Yet the vision for the sector's future continues to evolve. Around a third of...

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2017-06-02 French Legislative Elections 2017

Why the legislative elections really matter

This week, Tom Burges Watson takes you to the French parliament, the Assemblée Nationale, as the first round of the French legislative vote is now just days away. Since Emmanuel...

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2017-05-19 France

The monumental battle to save France’s historic sites

FRANCE 24's Tom Burges Watson heads to France's stunning Richelieu National Library. He’s given a special tour of the magnificent Salle Labrouste, which has only just been...

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2017-05-12 France

The upper crust of French baking

This week, we're looking at that quintessential French staple: bread. It's a cliché but true: France could not be more serious about biting into the perfect loaf. The country's...

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